Home remedy: 19 therapeutic uses for pomelo

Pomelo's are thirst quenchers, aide in digestion, are great for reducing weight, loosens phlegm and relieves coughs. They contain a variety of vitamins, citric acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron, etc. It can also reduce the sugar in your blood.

Here are 19 therapeutic ways to use the pomelo:
1. To relieve dry cough, boil 4 slices of pomelo (without the peel) and 12 grams of astragalus. Drink 2 times a day.

2. To relieve gas pains, boil the peel, add sugar to taste and drink.

3. For indigestion and upset stomach, just eat some pomelo.

4. For treatment of diabetes and obesity, drink 1 glass of fresh pomelo juice a day.

5. For treatment of asthma, colds and cough: 2 pomelo, 1 chicken (about 1 kilo), some rice wine, ginger, green onions, and a pinch of salt to taste. Put all ingredients in a pot and boil. Drink like soup, once a week for 3 weeks.

6. For relief of dry cough, 100 grams of pomelo, 40 grams of dried cabbage, 20 grams of astragalus, 50 grams of lean pork. Boil and drink like soup. Take 1-2 times a day.

7. In the autumn and winter seasons when the weather is dry, pomelo, cabbage stem, astralagus and lean pork meat, boiled to a soup, is also good for the lungs.

8. For coughs with phlegm, put 500 grams of pomelo and Chinese white wine together overnight. The next day heat in a saucepan and add about 250 grams of honey. Eat 2 times a day.

9. To relieve minor cough, take the pulp of around 20 pomelos along with rock sugar, heat in a saucepan, take three times a day.

10. Regular intake of pomelo relieves sore throats.

11. For relief of indigestion and abdominal pains, boil pomelo and rice, drink like soup 3 times a day.

12. Boil the about 10 grams of pomelo peels, 6 grams of fine tea leaves, and two slices ginger, for treatment of gas pains.

13. Boil the peels to relieve abdominal pains in pregnancy.

14. The boiled peels are also a cure for frost bites.

15. For chest pains, grill a pomelo peel under charcoal until its golden brown. Then soaked it in water for a day. Boil in water, add chopped shallots and salt to season.

16. For stomach pains, boil 3-5 grams of pomelo flower, 200 grams of pork intestine. Boil like soup, season with salt.

17. For treatment of diarrhoea, boil about 3-10 grams of dried pomelo leaves. Drink once a day.

18. For treatment of jaundice, boil 100 grams pomelo leaves, 300 grams of sugar. Drink once a day.

19. For ear infections, crush fresh pomelo leaves, and apply some drops into the infected ear.

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